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csm bet casinoOdds’ Newsletter – June 15th

In 1969 the NBA introduced the Finals MVP award.

Jerry West was the first player to be named NBA Finals MVP, despite his Lakers losing the championship in seven games to the Boston Celtics.

🏀 Betting On The NBA Finals MVP

The Award has been handed out 52 times since Jerry West first won it, and 52 consecutive times a player from the winning team has been named MVP.

That’s what we in the industry call a betting trend.

With the Golden State Warriors currently leading the Boston Celtics three games to two, it’s no surprise that Steph Curry is the Finals MVP favorite.

Our table below gives us a quick glimpse at the top three MVP candidates and their stats through five games in the Finals.

Although we understand why Andrew Wiggins is getting MVP consideration, traditional stats show us that Steph is the odds favorite for a reason.

Where things get interesting is with Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics.

Currently, the Celtics are +290 to win the Championship, however, Tatum is +350 to win the Finals MVP award.

If you think there is value with Boston at +290, then you might really like pairing that with Tatum for MVP at +350.

If the Celtics do pull off the comeback, it would be a surprise to see someone other than Tatum named MVP.

🏒 NHL GIFT Is The Next NRFI

One of the most popular bets of the summer is the MLB NRFI bet. NRFI stands for No Run First Inning, and bettors must decide whether or not the teams playing will score a first-inning run.

jochumas.com has been all over the NRFI this year, and you can find detailed stats and betting trends about it .

As the Stanley Cup Finals are set to begin, we wanted to talk about NHL GIFT betting.

GIFT stands for Goal In First Ten Minutes and is very similar to an NRFI.

Just like the name implies, a bettor must decide whether or not a goal will be scored in the first 10 minutes of action.

GIFT Playoff Betting Stats

  • Through 17 games in the playoffs, the Lightning has played 8 games where a goal has been scored in the first 10 minutes. (47%)
  • Through 14 games in the playoffs, the Avalanche have played 10 games where a goal has been scored in the first 10 minutes. (71%)
  • Combined, the two teams have played 31 games, and 18 times a goal has been scored in the first 10 minutes. (58%)

Last year, in Game 1 of the Finals, Eric Cernak scored just over 6 minutes into the game.

Cernak is currently +6500 to open the scoring in tonight’s game for all those who believe history might repeat.

🏌US Open Betting Trends

With the arrival of the US Open, the golf world has temporarily put talk of the Saudi tour on hold and is focusing instead on one of the game’s biggest annual events.

Majors are tough to win, with maybe the US Open being the toughest.

Thanks to Nosferatu for doing the research on those stats above.

That tweet shows us now is the time when the best of the best rise to the top.

It’s no surprise then that the betting public has attached themselves to some of the biggest names teeing it up this week.

Scottie Scheffler (#1 OWGR) Rory McIlroy (#3 OWGR) and Justin Thomas (#5 OWGR) make up a combined 23% of the betting handle.

Interesting that #2 Jon Rahm and #4 Patrick Cantlay are not a part of the top 10 most tipped golfers so far.

Maybe there is value on Jonny (+1550) or Patty (+2300) this week.

That’s Crazy!

Lastly, our crazy golf stat of the day comes courtesy of 

Youth has its perks, but also its imperfections.

Rory last won a Major in August of 2014. (PGA Championship) At the time he joined Tiger and Jack as the only four-time Major Championship winner by the age of 25.

Eight years later, we await #5.

csm bet casino of luck with all your picks and parlays this weekend and of course to Rory as well!

– Malcolm

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